Making your own vanilla extract is easy. Split, scrap, and cut up vanilla pods, place in a bottle of vodka, shake every day for at least a month, and wait at least 2-months, but much longer if you can help it.
The first batch I made pre-dates Jason's birth in 2017, and I'll run out of that "vintage" in probably 6-months from now. So I got crackin' (and splittin' and scrapin')
This batch is from 4 different varieties and locales, 48 bean pods all together.
It already smells crazy good. So that's one week down, just 51 (or more) to go! I had to do something to make 2020 worth remembering.
#glass #vanilla #diy #delayed #gratification